A congress to inaugurate the Vietnam Confederation of Agriculture and Rural Development took place in Hanoi on April 24.

Nhan dan (People) Online quoted Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Ho Xuan Hung as saying that the organisation aims at connecting relevant organisations and associations and promoting the construction of modern agriculture and rural areas while being a social feedback channel to support and ensure farmers’ interests.

Forty-one groups and 116 individuals have currently registered as members of the organization, said Hung, who has been the lead proponent of the confederation’s establishment.

The congress elected 43 members to the Confederation Standing Committee with Hung being its President.-VNA